University of Utah Associate Director IT in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN17091B

Job Title Associate Director IT

Working Title Associate Director IT

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8:00-5:00pm. Some weekends and evenings.

VP Area President

Department 00417 - UIT - ACS

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $75,900 - $120,000/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

University Information Technology (UIT) seeks an Associate Director of Student Systems to foster and support growth in the use of the university’s student software application frameworks, programming languages, and development tools used by University of Utah faculty, staff, and software developers. The person in this position will: provide application development oversight to both analysts and programmers, coordinate and facilitate one-on-one and group workshop training sessions, and ensure timely response to phone and online support requests; assist in the development and implementation of related policies, standards, and procedures; analyze, design, write, document, test, and implement complex technology solutions in response to customer service requests; compile evaluative data regarding use and support of student systems; and create student systems roadmap, establishing timelines and deliverables for the university. The student systems associate director will be a key member of the student systems governance group. It is expected that the associate director will be able to help contribute to the governance group from both a business and technical perspective and representUITin that governance group.

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of thePAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

University Information Technology (UIT), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services (CIS) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and applications. For more information aboutUITvisit


•ProvideUITleadership for the implementation and support of student applications and application frameworks. This includes all phases of planning, budgeting, development, training, piloting, and implementation.

•Assume responsibility as project manager and developer for specificERP-based projects that benefit a department, a college, or the university.

•Facilitate code reviews on behalf of development staff.

•Define objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functions. Design and develop user interfaces to internet/intranet applications. Select appropriate design methodologies and tool sets; complete programming using languages and software products; design and conduct tests.

•Provide training, coaching, and day-to-day direction for permanent and student staff.

•Manage troubleshooting of enterprise applications and frameworks.

• Actively participate with QA/Test to implementAFTenvironment across the student systems.

• Participate in stand-up Agile meetings and sprints. Work with engineering team to prioritize and development backlog.

• Work with governance andUITto lay out strategic student roadmap working towards a unified student experience across student systems.


•Perform research and schedule personal training or attendance at seminars to keep abreast of student administrative systems and new trends in student systems.

•Perform other related duties as assigned.


Administrative supervision of Student Team Business Analysts. Functional supervision of Systems Analysts.

Facilitate requirement gathering between technical team and business users in the student space.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related computer science area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Demonstrated experience in the use of Peoplesoft Student Systems

•Demonstrated systems analysis skills, project management, and experience implementing and supporting online systems.

•Experience in supervision of professional and clerical staff.

•Demonstrated experience with Student Systems in higher education.

•Preparation of written and online documentation.

•Strong teaching and presentation skills.

•Good organization skills, self-directed learner, and customer-service oriented.

•Ability to work collaboratively in teams and work on simultaneous projects.

• Be able to effectively interact with business and technical teams.

•Ability to work under pressure to meet hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines without direction and make good judgment decisions.

•Ability to identify needed action without direction.

•Must be motivated and have a strong interest in contributing to the success of the university.

•Experience preferred in the following: Using web development tools, includingHTMLandCSS. Using multiple desktop operating environments, such as Windows, Macintosh, andUNIX.

•Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

•Must be mentally alert, professional, accurate, reliable, dependable, and possess a high level of initiative.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.